Taco BINGO Fundraiser!

TACO BINGO NIGHT is coming up fast!  February 22nd (5:30 - 8:00 P.M.) is just around the corner, and we need your help to make our only community event a success. Please consider donating some of your time, talent, or treasures in one of the following ways:

· Donate!  We need items, big and small, for the bingo prizes in addition to the raffle and silent auction.  A gift certificate you’ll never use?  Tickets to a game or concert?  We’ll take it!  Want to promote your business?  Send in product, a gift card, or some schwag! Business donations will get listed on our website and at the event as sponsors! Chips, candy bars, and $5-$10 gift cards...big or small, we’ll find a use for it!   Items can be sent with your student to school and dropped in the office, just be sure to indicate that they’re a donation for Taco Bingo.
· Volunteer!  We need help before and during the event.  Just an hour of your time will help – some of it can even be done at home!  Click here to help before the day of the event or here to help the day of the event.   
· Bid!  Our online auction will run from February 7th -21st Bid on some amazing donations and raise money for the PTA.
· Participate!   Come for the whole night or stop by as your schedule allows between 5:30-8:30. It is a fun-filled evening and family members of all ages are welcome!

Scholastic Book Fair

Love books? Stop by the book fair between March 12-16. Many volunteers are needed to run Lake's week-long Scholastic Book Fair from March 12 to March 16. Please sign up for one or more of these short shifts using this link: Signup Genius.


PTA Volunteer Opportunities. Join Us!!!

Volunteering for just a few hours a month can have a big impact at Lake Middle School!    All of the current PTA Board Members have 8th grade students this year, so we’re looking for people to take over our roles for next year.  On average, these roles require just a 3-5 hour per month commitment (it’s a lot less time than at the elementary level!).  Sharing the position would further reduce the time commitment.  Please consider sharing your time and talents.
Here are brief descriptions of the Executive Board responsibilities:
  • Oversee (not run!) all programs of the PTA
  • Preside over all PTA meetings
  • Act as liaison between PTA and school staff
  • Coordinate membership drive
Vice President/Co-Vice Presidents
  • Oversee major fund-raising efforts (i.e. the Fall Fund-raiser)
  • Maintain a list of businesses who have been/may be solicited for donations
  • Be prepared to assume role of President until a replacement can be elected

  • Responsible for counting and depositing all money collected at events.
  • Pay invoices and donations to LMS
  • Maintain a record of all income and disbursement in QuickBooks
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes
  • Maintain a list of committee chairs
  • Keep PTA membership list current

Attendance at Executive Board Meetings and 3x/year general meetings is required.
In addition to the Board positions above, we are looking for volunteers/co-volunteers for the following chair positions THIS year:
Fall Fundraiser:  Help coordinate our Butterbraid sale.
Spiritwear: Work with the school to sell apparel items incorporating the theme of the year.  (Note: This position has work to do over the summer so items are ready for Back to School.)
Scholastic Book Fair: Coordinate two Book Fairs a year, decide how Scholastic Dollars will be used.

Staff Appreciation: Help coordinate meals on conference nights and various recognition activities during Staff Appreciation Week.

Taco Bingo Night Online Auction: Coordinate contacting businesses for donations and then facilitate getting them online for bidding.

Taco Bingo Night Raffle: Work with home base teachers to get family donations for raffle baskets.  Prepare baskets for raffle on event night.

Remember, you’re the Parent in the Parent Teacher Association so any and all help you can provide is valued!  If you are interested in joining the team, or would like more information, please contact me at annvancepta@gmail.com or 651-403-9269.

Ann Vance, President
Lake Middle School PTA